Iceland’s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, along with his counterparts in the Nordic and Baltic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway) have released a statement deploring the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The ministers of are currently meeting in Visby, Sweden.
“We commend those who condemn their use in the strongest possible terms, and we are convinced a strong international reaction is required,” the statement reads in part.
The ministers call for the UN Security Council to “declare unequivocally that any use of chemical weapons represents a grave violation of international law. Such use must be condemned in no uncertain terms, appropriate measures be taken, and those responsible must be brought to justice. Failing to respond will weaken the respect for the global prohibition against the use of chemical weapons, and the very authority of the Council itself,” the statement continues.
The statement can be read in full here.